Welcome to the Department of History at Armfield Academy. In years 7 and 8, students study a scheme of work that is generally chronological in its nature, from the Norman Conquest of 1066, through to the emerging threat of terrorism in the 21st century. Throughout their KS3 studies, students will encounter topics that are significant to the narrative of British history and its position in relation to the rest of the world.
For example, students will study the Crusades, the Tudors, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the Industrial Revolution, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and the World Wars of the 20th century. Students will be challenged to consider different cultures, values, perspectives and pieces of evidence to establish links in their learning throughout their KS3 journey. In addition, this content will be delivered alongside a range of key skills required to prepare for the rigour of GCSE history.